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Program Description

Beginning Fall 2022 and beyond, the program consists of a minimum of 60 units. A program planner will be provided to each student upon admission. Each Fall and Spring semester, students typically enroll in 4-5 courses. Summer enrollment is optional; there is limited availability of summer courses. School Counseling program courses are typically offered weeknights from 4:00-6:45PM or from 7:00-9:45PM, subject to change. Please note that the practicum and fieldwork experiences require that students be available to complete hours during the typical K-12 public school day (8AM-3PM).

 

Prerequisites

There are no course prerequisites for the program. Please review the Eligibility Requirements website for GPA and application information.

Course Descriptions

Please see the University Catalog for course descriptions.

Program Requirements: Fall 2022 Admitted Students and Beyond

Take all of the following (60-66 units):

  • COUN 506 - Counseling in School Settings (3 units)
  • COUN 507 - Career and Academic Counseling in K-12 Settings (3 units)
  • COUN 510 - Law and Ethics for Counselors (3 units)
  • COUN 513 - Introduction to Clinical Interviewing (3 units)
  • COUN 515 - Counseling Theories (3 units)
  • COUN 555 - Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 units)
  • COUN 602 - College Counseling for Equity and Access in K-12 Schools (3 units)
  • COUN 604 - Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for School Counselors (3
    units)
  • COUN 605 - Mental Health and Crisis Response in Schools (3 units)
  • COUN 606 - School Counseling Curriculum and Instructional Design (3 units)
  • COUN 607 -  School Counseling Practicum (3)
  • COUN 638 - Group Counseling (3 units)
  • COUN 643A - Counseling Field Work (School Counseling) (3 units)
  • COUN 644A - Advanced Counseling Field Work (Advanced School Counseling) (3 units)
  • COUN 695C - Integrative Seminar in Professional School Counseling (3 units)
  • EDP 400 - Introduction to Educational Research (3 units)
  • EDP 520 - Quantitative Research Methods in Education (3 units)
  • EDP 536 - Collaborative Consultation in the Schools (3 units)
  • EDP 596 - Program Evaluation in Education (3 units)
  • EDP 604 - Seminar in Human Development (3 units)

Culminating Experience (select one option):

  • Thesis Option- EDP 698 (6 units, completed over 2 semesters)

or

  • Comprehensive Examination (0 units, taken in last semester)

Completion of this program signifies that one has met the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) requirements for obtaining a Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Credential, and qualifies the graduate to work as a school counselor in public and private school settings, K-12. The curriculum also covers all areas of the National Certified School Counselor examination.

Course Scope and Sequence: Fall 2022 Admitted Students and Beyond

Please note this is a typical course schedule for a student. Once admitted to the program, students are assigned a faculty advisor. A program planner will be provided to each student upon admission. 

Year 1: Fall

  • COUN 506 Counseling in School Settings
  • COUN 510 Laws and Ethics for Counselors
  • COUN 513 Introduction to Clinical Interviewing
  • COUN 555 Cross Cultural Counseling
  • EDP 400 Introduction to Educational Research (or in the summer before you begin the program)

Year 1: Spring

  • EDP 520 Research Methods in Education
  • COUN 507 Career and Academic Counseling in K12 Settings
  • COUN 515 Counseling Theory
  • COUN 607 School Counseling Practicum
  • COUN 638 Group Counseling

Year 2: Fall

  • COUN 602 College Counseling for Equity and Access in K-12 Schools 
  • COUN 604 Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for School Counselors 
  • COUN 606 Current Issues in Professional School Counseling
  • COUN 643A School Counseling Fieldwork
  • EDP 596 Program Evaluation in Education
  • EDP 698 (if Thesis)

Year 2: Spring

  • COUN 605 Mental Health and Crisis Response in Schools
  • COUN 644A Advanced School Counseling Field Work
  • COUN 695C Integrative Seminar in Professional School Counseling
  • EDP 536 Collaborative Consultation in the Schools
  • EDP 604 Seminar in Human Development
  • EDP 698 (if Thesis) or Take Comprehensive Exam

Program Requirements: Fall 2021 Admitted Students and Earlier

Take all of the following (51-57 units):

  • COUN 506 - Counseling in School Settings (3 units)
  • COUN 507 - Career and Academic Counseling in K-12 Settings (3 units)
  • COUN 510 - Law and Ethics for Counselors (3 units)
  • COUN 513 - Introduction to Clinical Interviewing (3 units)
  • COUN 515 - Counseling Theories (3 units)
  • COUN 555 - Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 units)
  • COUN 606 - Current Issues in Professional School Counseling (3 units)
  • COUN 607 -  School Counseling Practicum (3)
  • COUN 638 - Group Counseling (3 units)
  • COUN 643A - Counseling Field Work (School Counseling) (3 units)
  • COUN 644A - Advanced Counseling Field Work (Advanced School Counseling) (3 units)
  • COUN 695C - Integrative Seminar in Professional School Counseling (3 units)
  • EDP 400 - Introduction to Educational Research (3 units)
  • EDP 520 - Quantitative Research Methods in Education (3 units)
  • EDP 536 - Collaborative Consultation in the Schools (3 units)
  • EDP 596 - Program Evaluation in Education (3 units)
  • EDP 604 - Seminar in Human Development (3 units)

Culminating Experience (select one option):

  • Thesis Option- EDP 698 (6 units, completed over 2 semesters)

or

  • Comprehensive Examination (0 units, taken in last semester)

Completion of this program signifies that one has met the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) requirements for obtaining a Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Credential, and qualifies the graduate to work as a school counselor in public and private school settings, K-12. The curriculum also covers all areas of the National Certified School Counselor examination.

Course Scope and Sequence: Fall 2021 Admitted Students and Earlier

Please note this is a typical course schedule for a student. Once admitted to the program, students are assigned a faculty advisor. A program planner will be provided to each student upon admission. 

Year 1: Fall

  • COUN 506 Counseling in School Settings
  • COUN 510 Laws and Ethics for Counselors
  • COUN 513 Introduction to Clinical Interviewing
  • EDP 400 Introduction to Educational Research (or in the summer before you begin the program)

Year 1: Spring

  • EDP 520 Research Methods in Education
  • COUN 507 Career and Academic Counseling in K12 Settings
  • COUN 515 Counseling Theory
  • COUN 607 School Counseling Practicum

Summer Session

  • COUN 638 Group Counseling

Year 2: Fall

  • COUN 606 Current Issues in Professional School Counseling
  • COUN 555 Cross Cultural Counseling
  • COUN 643A School Counseling Fieldwork
  • EDP 596 Program Evaluation in Education
  • EDP 698 (if Thesis)

Year 2: Spring

  • COUN 644A Advanced School Counseling Field Work
  • COUN 695C Integrative Seminar in Professional School Counseling
  • EDP 536 Collaborative Consultation in the Schools
  • EDP 604 Seminar in Human Development
  • EDP 698 (if Thesis) or Take Comprehensive Exam